Jim Barton - Referee - Tournament Organiser - Coach
An average club player with a long interest in sport. Following surgery to his elbow swopped the racquet for a pen and started to assist at matchplay events.
Grade 4 Referee, Grade 2 Coach, First Aid Qualified, Child Protection Workshop (LTA), Safeguarding, DBS, Officiating for Disabled Tennis,
Simon - Trainee referee and Tennis Leader
"I have played tennis for 7 years and my enthusiasm for the game has increased every year. I compete and train on a regular basis and have many years experience of assisting other coaches in training youngsters."
Andrea - Line Umpire
Initially a parent supporting her own child on his tennis journey. Andrea has since taken up a more involved role and assisted Jim for over 12 months on various LTA events.Umpire Grade U3, Line Umpire Grade L4, LTA Competition Organiser Course completed, Competition Organiser and Referee Workshop 2015 attended.
Anissa – Tennis Leader
A supportive young person encouraging others to enjoy their tennis, assisted at mini tennis events throughout Mid-Kent.
Joanna - Tennis Leader
" I started playing tennis 8 years ago when I was 6 years old. I am passionate about it and helping others getting involved".
Keean - Tennis Leader
Keean (13) has been playing tennis to a high level since the age of 5. He currently has a 4.2 rating. He has represented Kent at the County Cup tournaments in 2014 and 2015. He has a keen interest in organising and taking a lead role in helping wherever possible.
Emily - Tennis Leader
"I have been playing tennis since I was 8 years old. I have regular coaching and plenty of match experience at club and NCL level. I am also a Level 2 'Sports Leader' and really enjoy helping youngsters learn to enjoy all forms of Sport.
Ben- Tennis Leader
I have been playing tennis since I was 5 or 6. I play as often as I can which is never enough and have met some really nice friends through tennis. I am very competitive and love to try my hardest - hopefully I can inspire others to enjoy it as much as I do.
Tom - Coach
Tom is Jim's son, an established coach and matchplay organiser. Tom is now the head Coach at Edgbaston Archery, the World's first ever tennis club. Tom will assist Jim whenever required, usually at the larger events
Alex - Team Mascot
A helpful face, coin tosses a speciality !